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What to expect

Historic Charm

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site town of Évora

Portuguese Culture

Discover the tranquil picturesque region of Alentejo

Fully-guided Trip

Enjoy six fully-guided walking days

About the trip

Join us on our Portugal walking adventure to the picturesque Alentejo region of Portugal. Beautiful views, fantastic scenery along with medieval towns and historic Roman sites will be discovered on this fully-guided two centre Solos walking break.

 

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What's Included

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Room for sole use
  • Welcome drink
  • Solos Board – breakfast daily
  • Solos Board - dinner daily in hotel/local restaurants
  • Drinks included with evening meals
  • 6 fully guided walking days
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially Protected

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Portugal
  • Évora – Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Nossa Senhora da Tourega Walk
  • Estremoz & Alpalhão
  • Marvão walk
  • Ribeira de Nisa walk
  • Carreiras da Senhora da Penha walk & Castelo de Vide
  • Departure Day

Extras

  • Insurance click here
  • Lunches

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive In Portugal

Arrival in Lisbon and transfer to the Four Star Hotel Mar de Ar Muralhas , Evora . If time allows an introductory walk will be offered.

Transfer time approx. 2h

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2

Explore Évora's monuments

Today we dedicate the day, to this fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site town. We’ll take time to relax and meander through the town’s narrow streets and monuments. In the afternoon, there will be free time to explore. Alternatively, there will be an optional walk centered on the beautiful valley of the Rio Valverde.

Walking Distance: 8.5km/5.2 miles
Ascent/Descent minimal

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3

Discover Nossa Senhora da Tourega's beautiful lake

Our walk today will take in the classic Alentejo scenery along with the pre-historic monuments dotted throughout the area. The Ribeira de Valverde passes through the villages of Valverde and Guadalupe winding its way amongst cork oaks to the beautiful lake at Nossa Senhora da Tourega.

Walking Distance: 12.5km /7.8miles
Ascent +73m
Descent -125m
Highest point: 262m

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4

Venture through Estremoz's famous marble city & Alpalhão

This morning there will be time to explore the local area before we transfer to Alpalhao. Alpalhão is a small village situated on the plain between the mountain range of São Mamede and the river Tejo, which integrated the domains of the Order of the Templars. It is known for the benefits of its thermal waters (a few kilometers away, in Termas da Fadagosa hot springs), the quality of its traditional cheese and for its craftworks. The Bienal da Pedra (Stone Biennial) initiative also took advantage of the region’s blue granite to leave numerous sculptures scattered throughout the town, including an intriguing finger pointing to the sky, ‘Dedo de Deus’ (God’s Finger), in the churchyard of the main church.

En-route we make a visit to the famous marble city of Estremoz. Estremoz is surrounded by spectacular winding walls whose upper city still lies behind 13th-century battlements.

Transfer time – 2 hours

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5

Explore the hilltop medieval town of Marvão

Today we discover the small, hilltop medieval town of Marvão, surrounded by walls and with a majestic castle that defended the population from the Spanish back in medieval times. From here we can admire spectacular views and then walk along a medieval narrow road flanked by ancient stone walls.
The town is perched on a great granite escarpment within the São Mamede Mountains. It stands out for its imposing Castle and it’s Neolithic and Roman remains such as the Roman road, the ruins, the Roman Bridge including the Village of Ammaia.

Walking Distance: 9km /5.8miles
Ascent+407m
Descent-407m
Highest point: 842m
Terrain: Mountain paths, old laid tone tracks, dirt tracks

Meals Include: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6

Delve into nature in the Ribeira de Nisa

Today our walk starts from the village of Monte Carvalho where we take the path eastwards to meet the Ribeira (stream) where we ascend through a small gorge to the plateau with magnificent views beyond. We will continue walking along lanes through farmland and descend through cork oak woodland, beautiful meadows, and stunning countryside back to the village.

Distance: 10km / 6miles
Ascent+330m
Descent -330m
Highest point: 782m
Terrain: Good tracks, with some rough sections

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7

Climb to Senhora da Penha & Castelo de Vide's castle ruins

For our last day of walking we climb to Senhora da Penha where we find a little chapel on the top of a hill offering amazing views over Castelo de Vide with its rows of whitewashed houses. We will walk along narrow lanes on an old Roman road, bordered by cork trees or stone walls and descend to Castelo de Vide. This well-kept border town complete with impressive ramparts, a ruined castle, panoramic views and natural spring waters which have been revered as curative for centuries.

Distance: 10km, 6miles
Ascent+286m
Descent-327m
Highest point: 725m
Terrain:Tarmac, roughly cobbled tracks &sections of good tracks

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 8

Departure Day

Today we check out of our hotel and say goodbye before transferring to Lisbon Airport.

Transfer Time – 2 hours 30 mins

Accommodations

Four-Star Hotel Mar de Ar Muralhas, Evora

This comfortable hotel is ideally located within the historic centre of this UNESCO World Heritage Site town. The hotel is within a five-minute walk from the well-known Giraldo Square,

 

 

Facilities Include

Facilities include  Restaurant, bar, lounge area, outdoor swimming pool, garden with views of the historic city wall, free Wi-Fi.

Room Includes

Our comfortable, classic rooms include ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, light furnishings, HD LCD satellite TV,  free Wi-Fi.

 

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